6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
- First semester 2017 (Evening)
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
- Second semester 2017 (Evening)
Accounting is concerned with the provision, analysis and communication of information to stakeholders. Accountants record, summarise, classify, interpret and communicate both financial and non-financial information. In this capstone unit, students will consolidate their previous learning gained throughout the Master of Professional Accounting course and apply their skills and knowledge directly in a team-based environment. The unit aims to prepare students for an accounting and finance career path. Using a virtual integrated business environment, the unit showcases a thematic approach that allows the interaction of regulatory, economic, social, ethical and global perspectives.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- critically evaluate the effect, direct or indirect, of accounting issues, practices and policies on organisational performance
- analyse and evaluate drivers of sustainable competitive advantage and value creation in various organisational settings, including their impact on stakeholder satisfaction
- appraise the role played by contemporary performance management systems (PMS) in strategy formulation and decision making
- enhance your ability to report, interpret and communicate accounting advice and ideas through written and oral presentation
- enhance your capacity to work independently, as well as lead, collaborate and participate in teams.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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